Tullamore Dew’s Quinn joins Irish Whiskey Association

13th December, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

The Irish Whiskey Association has appointed Tullamore Dew global brand ambassador John Quinn to the role of vice chair.

John Quinn has worked with Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey since 1974

Quinn, who joined the William Grant & Son-owned Irish whiskey brand in 1974, will step into the role on 1 January 2019.

“I’m delighted to represent William Grant & Sons and Tullamore Dew in this role, but also to work hard on behalf of the Irish whiskey category,” said Quinn.

“The role takes on more significance with added responsibility as we witness the huge growth in the Irish whiskey business globally.

“But with this growth comes a responsibility to ensure the long-term health of the category is protected from short-term expediency by players who may not necessarily take the long-term view.”

Chin Ru Foo, associate brand director, Irish and American whiskey and trail blazer brands for William Grant & Sons, said: “John can tell you the story behind every label and shed light on every note you taste. He’s an open book – his knowledge is your knowledge; his wisdom yours for the taking.

“The Irish whiskey category will certainly benefit from John playing an active role in the future steering of the industry. Please join me in congratulating John on his new role and wishing him the best for the future.”

Tullamore Dew, the world’s second best-selling Irish whiskey brand, delivered impressive growth in 2017 (12.4%), having only joined the million­-case ranks the previous year.

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